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This mean retreat did mighty Pan contain:
Be emulous of him, and pomp disdain,
And dare not to debase your soul to gain.

The silent stranger stood amaz'd to see
Contempt of wealth, and wilful poverty;
And, though ill habits are not soon control'd,
A while suspended her desire of gold:
But civilly drew in her sharpen'd paws,
Not violating hospitable laws,
And pacify'd her tail, and lick'd her frothy jaws.

The Hind did first her country cates provide,
Then couch'd herself securel; by her side.

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(uch malice mingled with a little wit,
Perhaps may censure this mysterious writ;
Because the Muse has peopled Caledon [known,
With panthers, bears, and wolves, and beasts un-
As if we were not stock'd with monsters of our own,
Let Æsop answer, who has set to view
Such kinds as Greece and Phrygia never knew;
And Mother Hubbard, in her homely dress,
Has sharply blam'd a British lioness;
That queen, whose feast the factious rabble keep, 10
Expos'd obscenely naked and asleep.
Led by those great examples, may not I
The wanted organs of their words supply ?
Ifmen transact like brutes, 'tis equal then
For brutes to claim the privilege of men.

Others our Hind of folly will indite,
To entertain a dang'rous guest by night:
Let those remember that she cannot die,
Till rolling time is lost in round eternity;
Nor need she fear the Panther, though untam’d,
Because the Lion's peace was now proclaim'd:
The wary savage would not give offence, ,
To forfeit the protection of her prince;

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But watch'd the time her vengeance to complete,
When all her furry sons in frequent senate met.
Meanwhile she quench'd her fury at the flood,
And with a lenten sallad cool'd her blood.
Their commons, tho' but coarse, were nothing scant,
Nor did their minds an equal banquet want.

For now the Hind, whose noble nature strove 30
T'express her plain simplicity of love,
Did all the honours of her house so well,
No sharp debates disturb'd the friendly meal.
She turn'd the talk, avoiding that extreme,
To common dangers past, a sadly pleasing theme;
Rememb’ring every storm which toss'd the state,
When both were obiects of the public hate,
And dropt a tear betwixt for her own children's fate.

Nor fail'd she then a full review to make,
Of what the Panther suffer'd for her sake:

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Her lost esteem, her truth, her loyal care,
Her fai:h unshaken to an exil'd heir,
Her strength t'endure, her courage to defy ;
Her choice of honourable infamy.
On these, prolixly thankful, she enlarg'd,
Then with acknowledgment herself she charg'd:
For friendship, of itself an holy tie,
Is made more sacred by adversity.
Now should they part, malicious tongues would say
They met like chance companions on the way, 50

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